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Capital Crescent Trail | Photo by Milo Bateman

We’ve narrowed it down to three fantastic nominees for the 2017 Rail-Trail Hall of Fame. Now we need you to help us pick this year’s inductee!

Will it be Nevada’s Historic Railroad Trail, Colorado’s Rio Grande Trail or the Tammany Trace in Louisiana?

Learn about the nominees, vote (vote again), and then share with others using #RailTrailHOF.

Vote Now

Cape Cod Rail Trail | Matthew Lupoli A Seashore Escape

Complete with sun-warmed beaches, sparkling waves, refreshing swimming holes and state park campsites nestled among the pines and oaks, this rail-trail is pure summer.

Visit the 22-mile Cape Cod Rail Trail, July's Trail of the Month.

Leashed dog on trail Six Things You Need to Know for Trail Season

Summertime, and the trailin’ is easy—especially if we all follow these six golden rules to share the trail.

Gasconade Bridge Missouri's Incredible Rail-Trail Opportunity

Missouri's famed Katy Trail could have a future companion trail that would create the foundation of one of the world’s greatest cross-state trail systems. Take the state's survey to voice your support for preserving the 144-mile Rock Island Line corridor for future use as a trail.

GAP Eastern Continental Divide Tunnel | Wendy Palmer Memories from a Rail-Trail Adventure

First-time sojourner Suzanne Matyas traveled 175 miles over six days and made nearly 200 friends. And she sums up the ride in three words: It. Was. Incredible.

Read about Suzanne’s adventure on the 2017 Pennsylvania Sojourn.

Sign up to be among the first to get details on the 2018 sojourn.

Klingle Trail | DDOT Road-to-Trail Brings Major Green Benefits

When a roadway washed away in Washington, D.C.’s Rock Creek Park, a new trail eventually took its place. With it came cleaner water ways, a more connected community and an incredibly scenic escape downtown.

Learn more about the Klingle Trail.

From the Spring/Summer 2017 Issue

Rails to Trails Magazine

The 2017 Spring/Summer edition of Rails to Trails magazine is out now—here's a sample of what's inside.

A View From ... Canada's Great Trail

The Great Trail

Just in time for its sesquicentennial celebration, Canada will unveil the completed Great Trail—a route that connects all 13 provinces and territories, links three oceans, covers nearly 15,000 miles and includes 66 rail-trails. Here are just a few highlights from some of the amazing rail-trails along the Great Trail.

Americorps Volunteers on the Armstrong Trail (Rob Steffey) Rail-Trails in the News

Here are a few of the exciting rail-trails around the country that are making waves this summer. If you hear of new developments on your local rail-trail, let us know and we’ll be sure to update its TrailLink.com page!

Glacial Drumlin State Trail (Wisconsin)

Glacial Drumlin Trail | dj123_45/TrailLink

Already spanning 53 miles, this rural beauty will get even better with an upcoming 5-mile extension into Madison hailed as “the missing link connecting three state trails and reaching almost from one border of Wisconsin to the other” in The Herald-Independent.

Shoreline Greenway Trail (Connecticut)

Shoreline Greenway in Connecticut

A grand opening for a new section of this developing rail-trail was reported by WTNH News 8 earlier this summer. This scenic rail-trail is planned to one day stretch 25 miles through four quaint New England towns along the Long Island Sound.

Bloomingdale Trail (Illinois)

Bloomingdale Trail | Tom Roach

Bicycling magazine recently wrote that the 2.7-mile rail-trail “can be considered one of the most innovative trails in the country, if not the world. It’s successful at being so many different things for so many people: a public art gallery, a garden, a bike-commuting artery, a running track, a place where kids can play away from the dangers of traffic.”

Protected bike lane in Seattle (SDOT) Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho!

Getting to work can be that much easier on a trail. Have a favorite trail for commuting? Tell us!

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Abandoned Rail Line (Jeff Ciabotti) Tools for Trail Professionals

Get access to all the resources you need to create a vibrant rail-trail for your community—from funding opportunities to technical assistance.

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